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The Legacy of Kant in Sellars and Meillassoux: Analytic and Continental Kantianism

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2018.06.16 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Fabio Gironi (ed.), The Legacy of Kant in Sellars and Meillassoux: Analytic and Continental Kantianism, Routledge, 2017, 248pp., $140.00, ISBN 9781138703674. Reviewed by Steven Levine, University of Massachusetts, Boston A volume of essays comparing the thought of two philosophers is always worrying. Often the comparison is forced and more a product of the need to find fresh topics to publish on than of advancing genuine philosophical insight. This worry is especially acute when the two philosophers compared are as disparate and difficult as Sellars and Meillassoux. From an external point of view it is clear why they have been brought together: Ray Brassier wrote about Sellars in his book Nihil Unbound and in the process got many students in contemporary continental philosophy interested in this somewhat idiosyncratic analytic philosopher. Insofar as reading Sellars gives one a point of entry into a vein of. . .

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